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  • The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House | Edward Klein

    The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Edward Klein
    • Narrated By John McLain
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    It’s amateur hour at the White House. So says New York Times best-selling author Edward Klein in his political exposé The Amateur. Tapping into the public’s growing sentiment that President Obama is in over his head, The Amateur argues that Obama’s toxic combination of incompetence and arrogance has run our nation and his presidency off the rails.

    Daryl says: "And yet, he was re-elected....."
  • The Amateurs | Sara Shepard

    The Amateurs

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Sara Shepard
    • Narrated By Renee Chambliss
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    As soon as Seneca Frazier sees the post on the Case Not Closed website about Helena Kelly, she's hooked. Helena's high-profile disappearance five years earlier is the one that originally got Seneca addicted to true crime. It's the reason she's a member of the site in the first place. So when Maddy Wright, her best friend from the CNC site, invites Seneca to spend spring break in Connecticut looking into the cold case, she immediately packs her bag.

    Chenise N. Hamilton says: "Great mystery!"
  • The Amateur: A Novel of Revenge | Robert Littell

    The Amateur: A Novel of Revenge

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Robert Littell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Charlie Heller is an ace cryptographer for the Company. He's a quiet man with a quiet job in a back office. But when terrorists shoot his fiancee in cold blood and Heller learns that the Agency has decided not to pursue those responsible, his life takes an abrupt turn. He was not a blackmailer but he will force the CIA's hand. He was not an assassin but he will penetrate the Iron Curtain with the intent to kill. Heller is an amateur with a one-in-a-million chance of success.

    Pamela says: "Robert Littell is no amateur"
  • An Amateur Corpse | Simon Brett

    An Amateur Corpse

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    On the night of the final performance of The Seagull, in which Charlotte had taken a leading part, her husband Hugo jealously watched her dancing with younger men at the backstage party. He started drinking heavily and continuously. Two days passed in an alcoholic daze. Charlotte disappeared, presumably with her lover, and, when her body was found in the coal shed, strangled with her own scarf, every sign pointed to Hugo as the murderer.

    Mary B. says: "Charles Paris fan"
  • The Amateur Marriage: A Novel | Anne Tyler

    The Amateur Marriage: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Blair Brown
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    They seemed like the perfect couple: young, good-looking, made for each other. The moment Pauline, a stranger to the Polish Eastern Avenue neighborhood of Baltimore (though she lived only twenty minutes away), walked into his mother's grocery store, Michael was smitten. And in the heat of World War II fervor, they are propelled into a hasty wedding. But they never should have married.

    Lisa says: "Disappointing"
  • How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck: Advice to Make Any Amateur Look Like a Pro | Steve Stockman

    How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck: Advice to Make Any Amateur Look Like a Pro

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Steve Stockman
    • Narrated By Steve Stockman
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    How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck is a quick and easy guide that will make your video better instantly - whether you hear it cover to cover or just listen to a few chapters.

    Susan Mather says: "Excellent!"
  • Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman | E W Hornung

    Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By E W Hornung
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
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    By day, AJ Raffles is a debonair man-about-town and one of England's finest cricketers. By night - he's London’s most notorious thief! Classic crime to rival Sherlock Holmes. If you walk down London’s Piccadilly, you come across an elegant Georgian building set back from the constant stream of traffic. This is The Albany, an imposing warren of “bachelor” apartments which has been home to a string of celebrities for over two centuries, from Lord Byron to Terence Stamp. But The Albany was also the address for one of the greatest fictional creations of late 19th-century crime writing, AJ Raffles.

    Darryl says: "lot of fun"
  • The Amateurs | John Niven

    The Amateurs

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By John Niven
    • Narrated By Angus King
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    Gary is a sweet and decent man. Only two things would improve his life - having children with his gorgeous wife, Pauline, and a lower golf handicap. Both are unlikely. Pauline is wondering how she ended up living in an ugly little house, driving a second-hand car and making a living dressing up as Tinker Bell. She's planning to leave Gary for a self-made carpet millionaire. Findlay, the Carpet King of Scotland, wants to trade in his obese wife for a younger model.

  • The Amateurs | Marcus Sakey

    The Amateurs

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Marcus Sakey
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
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    Four friends from the old neighborhood have dreams of a better life. And they've worked hard for it. A bartender. A failing stock broker. A hotel doorman. A travel agent. In a world where CEOs steal millions while their employees worry about their next paycheck, where the few dollars any of them have saved are held hostage to the whims of billionaires a world away, the honest approach got these four nowhere. Now they've gone too far with a plan to change their situation and their world is falling apart.

    Eva Gannon says: "Not His Best, But Worth the Listen"
  • Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son | Michael Chabon

    Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Michael Chabon
    • Narrated By Michael Chabon
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    As a devoted son, as a passionate husband, and above all as a father, Chabon's memories of childhood, of his parents' marriage and divorce, of moments of painful adolescent comedy and giddy encounters with the popular art and literature of his own youth, are like a theme played by the mad quartet of which he now finds himself co-conductor. At once dazzling, hilarious, and moving, Manhood for Amateurs is destined to become a classic.

    David says: "Awesome Book!"
  • The Amateurs: The Story of Four Young Men and Their Quest for an Olympic Medal | David Halberstam

    The Amateurs: The Story of Four Young Men and Their Quest for an Olympic Medal

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By David Halberstam
    • Narrated By Christopher Reeve
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    For the first time in almost 30 years, the United States rowing team has a serious chance to win an Olympic medal in the single sculls when four genuine challengers emerge for the opportunity to represent the U.S. in the 1984 Olympics. They compete fiercely in a sport that holds no promise of financial reward. What drives these men to endure a physical pain known to no other sport? Who are they? Where do they come from? How do they regard themselves and their competitors?

  • Out of My League: The Classic Hilarious Account of an Amateur's Ordeal in Professional Baseball | George Plimpton,Jane Leavy - foreword

    Out of My League: The Classic Hilarious Account of an Amateur's Ordeal in Professional Baseball

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By George Plimpton, Jane Leavy - foreword
    • Narrated By Robert Fass
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    The first of Plimpton's remarkable forays into participatory journalism, Out of My League chronicles with wit, charm, and grace what happens when a self-professed amateur has the chance to answer every fan's question: could he strike out a major league star? Plimpton's inspired idea - to get on the mound and pitch a few innings to the All-Stars of the American and National Leagues - begins as a fun-filled stunt and comes to a deeply hellish, nearly humiliating end.

    Jared Henderson says: "You Cannot Go Wrong With Plimpton"
  • Charles Paris: An Amateur Corpse (Dramatised): BBC Radio Crimes | Simon Brett

    Charles Paris: An Amateur Corpse (Dramatised): BBC Radio Crimes

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 52 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Bill Nighy
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    Bill Nighy stars as Charles Paris in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast adaptation of Simon Brett's comic crime novel An Amateur Corpse. Charles is out of work again, and to make matters worse his mother has come to stay and he's no way of escaping her. So when he's offered some voiceover work by old friend, Hugo, he's delighted to get out of the house. But Hugo's marriage is in trouble: his much younger wife, Ellie, spends all her time at her Amateur Dramatic Group, and Hugo is drinking too much.

    Amazon Customer says: "Bill Nighy is hysterically funny"
  • Time Management Mama: Making Use of the Margins to Pursue Your Passions | Sarah Korhnak,Beth Anne Schwamberger

    Time Management Mama: Making Use of the Margins to Pursue Your Passions

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Sarah Korhnak, Beth Anne Schwamberger
    • Narrated By Sarah Korhnak, Beth Anne Schwamberger
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    This book is for those of us who are mixing motherhood with other passions. We are raising babies while working tirelessly at enormous goals. We are playing with preschoolers while pursuing our passions. It is difficult enough to manage a home and love on our children without adding impossible dreams to the mix. But we know you can do it, and this book can help!

    Deb H says: "Supremely helpful at any "Moma" stage."
  • The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America's Coldest Cases | Deborah Halber

    The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America's Coldest Cases

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Deborah Halber
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
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    The Skeleton Crew provides an entree into the gritty and tumultuous world of Sherlock Holmes-wannabes who race to beat out law enforcement-and one another - at matching missing persons with unidentified remains. In America today, upwards of forty thousand people are dead and unaccounted for. These murder, suicide, and accident victims, separated from their names, are being adopted by the bizarre online world of amateur sleuths.

    Meg says: "Good ideas that don't quite flow"
  • Etica para Amador [Ethics for Amateurs] | Fernando Savater

    Etica para Amador [Ethics for Amateurs]

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Fernando Savater
    • Narrated By Mario Elías Hernandez Martinez
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    Cuántica Activa Audiolibros se enorgullece en presentar el audiolibro en español "Etica para Amador" : Se escribió hace 20 años. Se ha traducido a veintiséis lenguas y sus ventas son millonarias. Con esta producción, Cuántica Activa Audiolibros celebra su éxito y su aniversario. Esta obra está dirigida a adolescentes y adultos que quieren saber "de qué se trata la vida".

  • Manhood for Amateurs (Free Promotional Excerpt) | Michael Chabon

    Manhood for Amateurs (Free Promotional Excerpt)

    • UNABRIDGED (14 mins)
    • By Michael Chabon
    • Narrated By Michael Chabon
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    As a devoted son, as a passionate husband, and above all as a father, Chabon's memories of childhood, of his parents' marriage and divorce, of moments of painful adolescent comedy and giddy encounters with the popular art and literature of his own youth, are like a theme played by the mad quartet of which he now finds himself co-conductor. At once dazzling, hilarious, and moving, Manhood for Amateurs is destined to become a classic.

    Slim says: "okay book."
  • The Amateur Emigrant | Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Amateur Emigrant

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated By Donal Donnelly
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    The great author Robert Louis Stevenson received a fateful telegram from his friend Fanny Osbourne in 1879, urging him to leave Edinburgh and join her in San Francisco. The penniless young writer packed his bags and boarded a ship for a long, difficult voyage across the Atlantic, taking detailed notes of the appalling conditions and struggles of his fellow emigrants.

    Griff says: "What a rip-off"
  • Hacking University: Freshman Edition: Essential Beginner's Guide on How to Become an Amateur Hacker | Isaac D. Cody

    Hacking University: Freshman Edition: Essential Beginner's Guide on How to Become an Amateur Hacker

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 23 mins)
    • By Isaac D. Cody
    • Narrated By Mark Jonathan Charles
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    Hacking University: Freshman Edition is a beginner's guide to the complex security concepts involved with hacking. Whether you are an aspiring "hacktivist" or a security-minded individual, this book can start you on your career of exploration.

    D. Mitchell says: "Beginner"
  • Death of a Batty Genius: Stormy Day Mystery Series, Book 3 | Angela Pepper

    Death of a Batty Genius: Stormy Day Mystery Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Angela Pepper
    • Narrated By C. S. E Cooney
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    When Stormy's ex-fiancé suddenly shows up in town, he begs for one last chance. He invites her and her best friend, Jessica, to a luxury three-day vacation at a nearby mountain resort. Stormy agrees, thinking, What's the worst that could happen? The resort owner is a world-famous pastry chef, so the biggest danger should be calories.

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